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Aloch is a town in Shangla District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa included in Puran tehsil. Aloch is a commercial place for business community. Union Council Aloch is the largest Union Council of Tehsil Puran both on area and population basis. Aloch and Nimkalay comparatively have more facilities than the rest of Shangla District. The people at Aloch have almost access to all basic necessities of life and facilities at their doorsteps. They have a good hospital, Session Court, Police Setup, Schools and Colleges for both men and wowen, NADRA Office, Banks etc. within Aloch. Most of the inhabitants of Aloch belong to Abakhel branch of the subtribe Babozai of the major Pathan tribe Yousafzai. Aloch is located at 34°43'60N 72°40'60E. It lies in the area affected by the 2005 earthquake